Director of Bachelor Science Program in Veterinary Technology

Position Title Director of Bachelor Science Program in Veterinary Technology Position Number 094871 Department College of Arts and Sciences - 250000 Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications

DVM or equivalent, eligible for licensure in North Carolina, graduate from an AVMA -accredited program.

Experience with curriculum development.

License/Certification Required

See Minimum Qualifications

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The College of Arts & Sciences at Appalachian State University invites applications for the Inaugural Director of the online BS Program in Veterinary Technology. We seek a leader to guide the development of a new program to elevate veterinary nurse/technician training by focusing on 1) online development of technical, leadership, communication, management, and critical thinking core competencies; and 2) creating an unparalleled internship network as a foundation for outstanding clinical training. Working with industry leaders, we expect graduates to receive profession-leading career opportunities and compensation packages.

This is a 12-month administrative position with an appointment to begin July 1, 2021. We seek an individual with experience in an academic setting and who has a demonstrated record of building consensus, fostering collaboration, and promoting a diverse and inclusive learning environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop the mission and vision for the Veterinary Technology program.
  • Lead development of an innovative curriculum for the new online degree program in Veterinary Technology.
  • Build an outstanding team of licensed/credentialed veterinary technicians to teach courses and mentor students in the program.
  • Ensure that students obtain high-quality internship experiences in compliance with AVMA accreditation standards.
  • Provide leadership to students, faculty, and staff in the program and work collaboratively with department chairs and program directors from supporting departments and programs.
  • Oversee high-quality academic advisement provided to students.
  • Ensure that the program meets AVMA and SACSCOC accreditation standards.
  • Teach into the Vet Tech curriculum as required.
Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a professional position within a university.

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application consists of:
(1) Letter of application;
(2) Statement on leadership philosophy;
(3) Statement on diversity and inclusion;
(4) Current C.V.;
(5) Names and contact information for three references (applicants will be notified before contacting).

Contact search chair, Mike Madritch (, with questions.

Review of applications will commence on May 12, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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